Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Who is This Uncommitted Person?
Labels: Democratic Primary
I know your position is that the GOP tent has room for all--blacks, gays, and other minorities. Why is it that blacks seem overwhelming to vote Democratic?
I do not disagree w/ you, perhaps the second reason being the most prevalent. Remember that President Johnson's term ended 40 years ago and that many Americans were not even alive then in consider of the fact that 40% of all Americans have only known presidents named Bush or Clinton during their lifetimes and George H.W. Bush did not become president until 20 years after Johnson left office.
As for historical ignorance, that condition afflicts many Americans of all persuations, but I think w/ respect to blacks and the GOP, the question posed by the former may be: "What have you done for us lately?"
I know you to be a fair minded person, but I suggest that political base of the Republican party has failed to reach out to blacks and demonstrate that they are welcome under the the GOP's tent.
Remember that President George W. Bush declined the NAACP's invitation to address its national convention ofr 5 straight years b/f relenting in 2006.
Bush going to the NAACP would have been a political liability. Don't put the hostile reception that awaited him on Bush. Not fair.